Today is “National Hire a Veteran Day”.
West Potomac high school grad Brendon Dibella [in photo, back row, center] was on national TV this morning promoting his company’s work in the area of helping small businesses owned by veterans.
I was Brendon’s cross-country and track coach in the late 1980’s at West Potomac high school, Alexandria, Virginia. Brendon is a grad of the United States Naval Academy and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School after his career on warships in the Navy.
He is the Chief Commercial Officer for Street Shares.
The company is located in Reston, Virginia…….”In 2013, StreetShares co-founders Mark Rockefeller and Mickey Konson met for breakfast at a local diner to develop a new business funding option that put the needs of business owners first. They recognized that many banks weren’t lending to small businesses, which often forced business owners to work with unscrupulous lenders to grow their business. As military veterans, they believed that American business owners deserved business funding options that are fair and honest. Their vision became the mission of StreetShares: Bring trusted digital finance to America’s heroes. ”